By CNN Wire Staff
A slew of officials from NATO's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan and the U.S. military issued strong condemnations Wednesday as the Los Angeles Times published photos of U.S. troops posing with what the newspaper said are the bodies of suicide bombers.
The incident, which took place in 2010, "represents a serious error in judgment by several soldiers who have acted out of ignorance and unfamiliarity with U.S. Army values," ISAF said in the statement. Gen. John Allen, the ISAF commander, "strongly condemned" the photos published by the Los Angeles Times.
A U.S. soldier released the photos to the paper "to draw attention to the safety risk of a breakdown in leadership and discipline," the Times said.
The military said an investigation is underway.